Major General Pedro Del Valle was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, August 28, 1893.
Major General Del Valle was the first hispanic in the history of the Marine Corps to reach the rank of Major General.
Major General Del Valle was a Marine who helped the Marine Corps in the capture of Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic.
He then participated in World War II as a commander regiment officer in Guadalcanal, where he helped in the seizure of the area.
Major General Del Valle was awarded the Legion of Merit, and for his participation in the Guam operation, he earned a Gold Star as well. He won numerous awards and promotions during his career with the Marines, and retired in 1948 after an accomplished and distingushed career serving the United States on various locations overseas.